Barbara A. Lewis - Artist/Naturalist

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Saturday Mornings and PPAS

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 2:52 AM

I have been a member of the Pinellas Park Art Society for just over a year and I cannot tell you how much that has meant to me. I spent the largest portion of my career in commercial art while thinking that someday I would pursue fine art “when I have time”. Most of the past twenty years on my full time graphics job was spent working long hours at night which did not allow me much time to participate in any local art groups or shows. But year before last I began working days and thought I would see what was available locally in fine art classes and groups.

I found the Pinellas Park Art Society (PPAS) literally just down the boulevard from my home - and what a difference that has made! I joined the group and was so excited to be surrounded by a large group of multi-talented artists in every medium. They host monthly shows, offer classes by extremely talented instructors, demos, workshops all in a beautifully designed railroad depot style building that houses not only our art galleries, but features an incredible deli/catering service and the Pinellas Park Historical Society. Every Saturday artists meet in the gallery rooms and work on current projects, feature their art for sale and offer critiques and encouragement to one another.

I became membership chairman for the group this year and I have already seen our membership increase dramatically. If you live in the area, I would highly encourage you to visit us!

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